UpdateIn recent weeks, we have worked hard to increase our counseling staff in order to provide our full array of service options. As of this week, the HCC is offering the following counseling services:
- Ongoing supportive individual therapy for students struggling with relationship issues, sadness, grief, loneliness, identity, depression, anxiety, adjustment to college, and other personal concerns.
- Mental health medication management
- Short term case management
- Assistance in connecting to community services and navigation of health insurance
- Crisis support
- Mind Spa
Walk-in counseling is available from 2-3pm Monday-Friday.
Our board certified medical staff will continue to provide compassionate and comprehensive medical care including the following:
- Primary care services (preventative health care, referrals to specialty care, etc.)
- Sexual health care (Pre-Exposure HIV Prophylaxis, sexually transmitted infection screenings, etc.)
- Gender-affirming care (masculinizing and feminizing hormone therapy)
- Contraceptive counseling
- Onsite lab work
- ..and more
We encourage you to call 503-777-7281, or stop by the HCC to schedule an appointment.
We thank you for your patience.
-The Health and Counseling Team
Welcome to Reed’s Health and Counseling Center! We are located in the northwest corner of campus at building #4 on the campus map, next to Residence Life and Community Safety. Your health center houses a multidisciplinary team of professionals providing medical services, psychiatric mental health, and mental health counseling. The HCC is committed to providing individualized, holistic care that supports the student’s whole-person health and well-being. Recognizing the diverse and multicultural vastness of Reed, we at the HCC strive to promote a safe, confidential, and inclusive environment. Our mission is to provide a compassionate and supportive environment in order to help you thrive at Reed.
To make a medical appointment, or to ask about a counseling appointment, please call 503-777-7281, or use the Student Portal to schedule medical appointments. Counseling appointments cannot be scheduled online.
Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
The HCC is pleased to announce that the medical providers are now prescribing gender-affirming hormone therapy. If you already have a provider who assists you, know that the HCC providers can coordinate care with them. Please schedule an appointment to discuss your options.
An important message regarding the privacy of all Reed students
The HCC staff are governed by federal statutes in healthcare and college health, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). These acts protect the private information of students in college and their health care records. Conversations between the patient and HCC staff are private, unless the patient requests that another individual be included in the release of private information. Whenever possible, this permission must be in writing. Patient visitors and individuals accompanying the patient to the HCC are included in the purview of HIPAA and FERPA. Please keep in mind that HCC staff can neither confirm, nor deny that a student is currently being seen or has been seen at the HCC, unless a signed release of information is in the student's medical record. We ask that the Reed community and parents respect the student's right to privacy.
Come speak to our HCC medical staff about PrEP!
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a pill for those at high risk for HIV. Taken daily, it can block HIV.
PrEP is the daily use of antiretroviral medications in combination with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of HIV infection in an HIV-negative person.
The HCC medical providers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your individual situation and the options open to you regarding PrEP.
Before PrEP is prescribed, HIV testing and symptom history must exclude an HIV infection. It is to be used along with regular HIV/STI testing, as well as periodic counseling and support around adherence and sexual choices.
PrEP is recommended by the CDC and WHO as part of a comprehensive prevention approach for individuals at substantial risk of HIV infection.
For more information please visit https://cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep/index.html.